HDD Maxing out at 1 MBPS

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  1. Posts : 34,948
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #11

    Hi, this all seems fairly new kit - perhaps around 2019? E.g. MBO Z390 AORUS PRO WIFI-CF (U3E1)

    You've referred to low transfer rate regarding one particular HDD - I don't know how many or what other disks you may have- if you have more, please confirm whether you see the same issue with those.

    Low transfer rates + 100% disk use have been reported a number of times here over some years. Usually this ends up being a driver issue, but can be hard to resolve.

    1. Please download and run Hard Disk Sentinel (trial) - portable version also available- SSDs too. Analyses connectivity as well as reporting health right on its GUI.

    Post a screenshot of that for each disk in your system.

    2. History (so often omitted by posters):
    - when did this start?
    - was this disk originally ok?
    - what was the last major build of Win 10 you were running when it was ok?
    - did this problem start after a Windows feature update (upgrade)?

    3. Have you tried reseating the drive/cable or changing the cable?

    4. An analytical approach would be to use the Windows Performance Analyser (WPA) free from MS - technical, graphical representation of how time is used by processes, drivers etc.

    5. Please feel free to look for similar threads here as examples by searching for
    low transfer rate
    100% disk use
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  2. Posts : 21
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #12

    Thank you, here is the screenshot. HDD Maxing out at 1 MBPS-c0nwsehy_.png

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    I am running hard disk sentinel now, will get back to you when it's done.

    - - - Updated - - -

    I think that the disk was originally ok, I didn't check task manager until I actually started noticing that my computer was being slowed down significantly.
    This started about a month after I got my computer (around the start of 2021) I think it started after a windows update. I wouldn't be surprised if that is the cause.
    I haven't tried reseating or changing the drive cable.

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    Here is the hard disk sentinel screenshot you asked for.HDD Maxing out at 1 MBPS-ldlem9no_.png
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  3. Posts : 34,948
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #13

    Thanks. As HDS also verifies connectivity it's unlikely that's an issue.

    Do you happen to know which build of Win 10 it originally came with? Put another way, have you had a feature update since purchase - perhaps an hour or so with restarts?

    Please post a screenshot of your Update History.

    If your disk is really that slow, I would expect it to be very slow booting or copying files - is that the case?
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  4. Posts : 21
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #14

    It is EXTREMELY slow booting up.
    I made a video of all my updates so I am going to put a youtube link. Sorry for the inconvenience.
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  5. Posts : 34,948
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #15

    Sorry, I can't read lots of stuff on a dark background like that... this is what I see:
    HDD Maxing out at 1 MBPS-1.png
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  6. Posts : 34,948
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #16

    Sorry, I can't read lots of stuff on a dark background like that... this is what I see:
    HDD Maxing out at 1 MBPS-1.png

    Just need the oldest part- screenshot please with good contrast. Thanks.
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  7. Posts : 21
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #17

    I am sorry, here. HDD Maxing out at 1 MBPS-vlkbe9fw_.pngHDD Maxing out at 1 MBPS-opq9ut3i_.pngHDD Maxing out at 1 MBPS-tiubrku4_.png
    Tell me if you need to see any more!
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  8. Posts : 34,948
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #18

    Thanks- seems you've always been on 2004.

    However you've had a lot of driver updates...

    Do you remember your system booting to lock screen in about 1-2 mins? I guess it's much longer now.

    As an experiment, if you boot to Safe Mode, does your drive behave differently? (e.g. compare copying a large file on C: back to C: and note the transfer rate in each case in task manager, Performance, Disk).
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  9. Posts : 21
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #19

    I don't remember my system booting to lock screen in about 1-2 minutes, unless I don't know what you're talking about. I will go into safe mode and see if my disk is still going to 100%. Should I do that?
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  10. Posts : 34,948
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #20

    Ok, let's ask the question a different way:

    When you first got this PC, about how long did it take from a cold boot (power on, no hibernation) before you saw the lock screen?
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